There Are Many Great Ways To Become A Mums In Science Volunteer

We are inviting dynamic individuals that are passionate about supporting women and comfortable using digital channels for communication, to become a Mums in Science volunteer. These are remote positions and applicants may apply from anywhere in the world. 

Mums in Science is for ALL people that identify as women and you don’t have to be mum or work in science to apply. 

Untitled design

Benefits Of Being A Mums In Science Volunteer 

As our volunteer you will:  

  • Learn new skills flexibly, according to your schedule. 
  • Gain work experience in different work areas. 
  • Increase your network internationally and work on a range of projects.  
  • Receive a professional reference from our leadership team for your next job, promotion or board opportunity, with a certificate of appreciation on conclusion of your time with us, 
  • Be contributing to the improvement of women’s lives globally. 

How To Apply

To apply for any of our volunteer positions, please contact our Head of Operations, [email protected], with the title of the position you are applying for, in the subject line. Please do read the role requirements for the Mums in Science volunteer position before applying.

Click on each position title below to view the Mums in Science Volunteer positions.

Advertisements

Our engagement manager positions are perfect for Mums in Science volunteers who enjoy sharing information and interacting with others through social media. These positions would suit people that are passionate about supporting women and are comfortable sharing information, tools and education through digital channels.  

Participation required 3.5 hours/week (~30 min per a day) 

Member Engagement Manager (MEM) 

As the MEM you will be responsible for engaging with and retaining Mums in Science members on the platform. Duties will include:

  • Interacting with members on a weekly basis,
  • Curating and sharing interesting information (videos, helpful guides and posts) to different groups on our platform,
  • Assisting members with queries.
  • Building member interest during the build up to events.
  • Providing feedback to management about which campaigns and events were successful and how we can improve our content to meet member needs.
  • Suggesting events and content ideas that would benefit our members.

Public Engagement Manager (PEM) 

As the PEM you will be responsible for engaging and retaining members through our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.  

Duties will include:  

  • Interacting with followers that comment on our posts and answering questions received in our mailboxes on a weekly basis.  
  • Curating interesting information and assisting with queries related to our different social media accounts. 
  • Building follower interest during the build up to events and posting about the events afterwards. 
  • Providing feedback to management about which media campaigns were successful and how we can improve our content to benefit our followers.

Our facilitator positions are perfect for Mums in Science volunteers who enjoy sharing information and interacting with others through video calls and social media. These positions would suit people that are passionate about supporting women and comfortable communicating through digital channels. Over the next 12 months we will be running events across different time zones and we will need up to 10 facilitators to host the different types of meetings across the US, South America, Asia, Australia, North Africa, Central Africa, Europe and the UK.  Read about how we support Mums in Science facilitators, here.

Participation required 2 hours/month (~1 hour for each event and ~15 min/week for social media) 

Networking Facilitator (NF) 

As the NF you will facilitate online networking sessions via zoom and engage with people to build enthusiasm for the event. 

Duties will include:  

  • Posting on social media during the build up to events and sharing photos and events summaries after the event. 
  • Delivering ice breakers, interesting anecdotes and topic suggestions to help participants feel comfortable with the online format. 
  • Assisting participants with queries and guiding conversations onto the Mums in Science platform. 

Monthly Group Coaches/Facilitators (GC) 

As the GC you will facilitate and act as the chair for monthly online meetings via zoom.  

Duties will include:  

  • Posting on social media during the build up to events and sharing photos and events summaries after the event. 
  • Delivering ice breakers, interesting anecdotes and topic suggestions to help participants feel comfortable with the online format. 
  • Ensuring that everyone gets an appropriate amount of time to share information and that participants remain courteous and respectful to each other.  
  • Assisting participants with queries and guiding conversations onto the Mums in Science platform. 

The role of the MIS Ambassadors, is to connect with women through lived and shared experiences. You will post a thought, quote or picture on the Mums platform and social media platform of your choice, tagging the Mums in Science account- every second day. When you have time, you may wish to share your challenges and wins with our platform users and social media followers. 

These Mums in Science volunteer positions are perfect for people who enjoy sharing information and interacting with others on social media. People that are passionate about supporting women and comfortable communicating through digital channels would be the ideal candidates.  

Participation required 3.5 hours/week (~30 min per a day) 

As the moderator of a group, you will be instrumental in creating and maintaining the rules for acceptable behavior, content and interactions in group. 

Duties will include:  

  • Ensuring that anyone participating in the group follows the rules and that participants remain courteous and respectful to each other. 
  • Checking the information shared and removing inappropriate information, posts and links.  
  • Assisting participants with queries and guiding conversations on the Mums in Science platform.